“A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don’t have a J.O.B.” – Fats Domino

With the world in the midst of what some are calling an economic meltdown, it’s no wonder many are reconsidering their careers. Even if your job seems secure, it’s probably a good idea to take stock. Is this what I really want to be doing or are there better opportunities out there? Is there a way I could bring together my passions and talents? Can I do what I love and make some money doing it too?

Ultimately, you’ve got to understand that staying at the same company all your life until it’s time for your golden watch doesn’t apply anymore. Flexibility is a must so don’t feel limited! And don’t feel afraid about making a mistake. Instead of focusing on the end goal, just focus on the next step.

“Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn’t seem to be working.” – Anonymous

So, update your résumé, develop your skills, and talk to some people in your network. Do some research or take time off to figure things out. Now might be a great time to land the job of your dreams. It’s about finding something you can really come alive in. Open your mind and be prepared to explore new areas. I’ve seen doctors become accountants and lawyers take to the stage. Nothing is stopping you from making whatever change you want.

Remember that work should be fun and that it’s never too late to change. Instead of waiting for some sort of divine inspiration, pick something that you feel curious and give it a try. Even if it means taking on a temporary position as an unpaid intern, what you learn will be priceless.

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men experience it as a whole. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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I have been an active writer for over a decade and published my first book in August 2007. This marked the start of Varsity Blah, a personal development blog that has now received almost 250,000 hits from over 120 countries worldwide. This article is one of almost 100 posts that were compiled into my upcoming book, which was reviewed on Authonomy.com: “This is some very insightful stuff… The way the book is structured, paired with your capabilities of drawing great narrative, leads this on the right path. This cleanses the mind.”

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Graduating from college with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano has given me a uniquely creative approach to all I do. As a personal development copywriter, I specialise in creating content on improving health, relationships, finances, and career. This includes writing and editing articles, papers, blog posts, web copy, and much more. My professional background in marketing (as well as my extensive experience as one of the first external bloggers for the World Advertising Research Centre) means I can also provide case studies, company profiles, and whitepapers focused on branding, communications, digital media, and market research.

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